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silk, metal
109.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, centre back, woven in white on black polyester: PROJECT
label, side seam, printed in ink on white acetate: SILK / PURE SILK
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2005
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Full length, sleeveless olive green silk evening gown with hand-screenprinted floral design be Vixen. Thirties style, the dress comprises a halter-neck bodice that crosses over at centre front and fastens with two trailing ties. The ties can be knotted around the neck or worn over the shoulder pinafore style, threaded through belt loops at side waist to fasten behind. The skirt section is constructed using a circular pattern to create volume and falls in soft folds at centre front and back. It is attached to a 7 cm wide waistband, beginning below the bust. The proper left side of the skirt features a decorative circular pocket/pouch that has been gathered at centre with a matching fabric ribbon tie. The dress fastens at rear with a zip.